TISIRI's Joe Kistel recently provided a lecture at the University of Florida Whitney campus describing the underwater world, and related conservation efforts, of northeast Florida.
The lecture was recorder and can be watched below:
New Reef Modules Landed on Target
In October the United States Coast Guard (USCG) Sector Jacksonville deployed several artificial reefs modules offshore northeast Florida at the John C. Leone Memorial Reef site (JCL Reef). Forterra Pipe and Precast provided 11 clean concrete risers and Gate Precast constructed a custom reef site...
Two Ships Scuttled
Two vessels were intentionally sunk offshore northeast Florida to create marine habitat and a new fishing and scuba ding location. Each vessel was over 100 feet long and went through rigorous preparations to become suitable artificial reef structures.
Four new Reef Ball modules were deployed offshore St Augustine Florida at the St. Johns County "Bridge of Lions" artificial reef permit area.
The reef ball GPS coordinates are:
Here is a brief...
2 Years of Reef Evolution
It is nearly the 2 year anniversary since a giant barge load of concrete reef materials, provided by Gate Precast, was placed into the ocean offshore Ponte Vedra. We just completed a dive investigation of the new artificial reef to check on progress. We...
100 Year Old Shipwreck Investigation
Off the coast of St Augustine Florida there lies a shipwreck that has been known to local anglers as the "Bear Wreck." Recently the sunken wreckage has been identified as the remains of the infamous missing ship the Cotopaxi by Michael Barnette and...